Trekking in Annapurna Region
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking (Annapurna
| Trekking duration :
|Trekking grade :
|Mx. altitude :
|Starting from :
|Ending Point :
|Pokhara via Pothana
with majority of Gurung, Magar and Poon.
|Mode of Trekking :
|Popular in Tea
house style (Lodge trek). But the trek can be operated
in both tea house and camping trek on request
|Himalayan Sights :
Dhaulagiri Ranges, Machhapurchre (Fishtail), Hiuchuli
, Gangapurna, Manaslu Ranges.
| Highlight :
||Very easy and
short trek that offers a glimpse mountain with the
beautiful village of Ghandurk and Gurung’s unique
culture. Panoramic view point from Poon Hill
One of the famous trekking route in Nepal for both
teahouse and organized. Ghorepani trek offers a wonderful
opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna
region with a shorter trek. This place is rich of
hidden treasure of Nepalese culture and tradition.
During the trek the trail passes through world’s
famous ‘the Gorkha warrior’ clan the Gurung
and Magar’s charming village, dense rhododendron
(Nepalese national flower), Oak forest full of birds,
green hills and patchwork valleys. Just about every
angle is a tantalizing glimpse of Mt. Fishtail (6,993m,)
Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167) range on
the initial part of the tour is breathtaking. On an
excursion to Pun Hill one can observe the entire mountain
ranges; covering red and pink rays of the Sun in full
bloom at the Sunset and Sunrise. Rewarding treks that
can be enjoyed by every lover of nature.
to Day Itinerary
Arrive In Kathmandu
This is the first welcoming day that we meet upon
arrival at the Kathmandu International Airport and
transfer to Hotel. Short briefing will be followed
about necessary formalities and rest of the program.
Depending on your arrival time you will have choice
of visiting nearby sanctuaries or rest of the time
free for leisure.
/ Cultural Day In Kathmandu Valley
Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu, Patan city
where you will have time to fascinating Buddhist and
Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local
tradition are highlighted on my guided tour. There’s
time to explore the city’s many charms on your
own or take a rest while I finalize trekking area
permits. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali
well come dinner await for you. Q/N in Kathmandu.
Today we drive to Pokhara (200km), approximately 7
hours away by tourist bus. We will see good scenery
of countryside while driving. We will be arriving
late afternoon at Pokhara around 2:00 o’clock.
Pokhara is an enchanting Himalayan Valley of remarkable
beauty. We can explore its scenic land on bicycle/on
foot or as your own like boating in Fewa Lake over
looking the region of Annapurna Himalayan ranges.
In the evening prepare for the trek. Q/N.
– Tikhe Dhunga (1491 m.)
After breakfast in the morning we drive to Nayapul
(48 km.) 1.5 hr by vehicle over via hilly ridges of
Lumle/kande and walk about 20 minutes to Birethanti,
a large and prosperous town. Beyond a pasture used
by pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudami where we
have Lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side
of the valley, reaching Hile at 1495m near by Tikhedhunga.
Along the way various hamlets offer ample camping
possibilities but if Gorepani is the objective for
the next day it is better to push to Tikhe Dhunga.
Q/N at Tihke Dhunga.
Dhunga – Ghorepani (2848 m.)
Breakfast served in the morning around 7:am. From
Tikhedhunga the trail crosses a stream (Bhurungdi
Khola) on a suspension bridge to start the long steep
climb to the large Magar village Ulleri at 2070m.
Above the village where the trail climbs gently through
pastures and cultivated fields. There are magnificent
rhododendron and oak forest. Lunch spot in Nangethanti.
Thanti is a Nepali words meaning “rest house”.
In the winter the trail can be covered with show.
From Nangethanti about one hours walking to Ghorepani
at 2848m. Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani pass
and camp there. Q/N in Ghorepani.
– Poon Hill - Tadapani
We will wake up early morning to hike up to the famed
vantage point of Poon Hill excursion at 5 AM. You
can hear the sounds of trekker preparing for the pre-dawn
assault on Poon Hill. The journey climb to Poon Hill
(3195 m) takes around 45minutes. As the sun rises,
the views are literally breathtaking, a wide Himalayan
panorama stretching from Dhaulagiri 8167m (the world's
seventh highest peak) to Manaslu 8156m (the world's
eighth highest peak) in the east, with the mighty
Annapurna range in between them. Then we will return
to our camp and time for breakfast. The first part
is climbing along the ridges of the hills in pine
and rhododendron forest to a top 3030 meters then
descend to at a second pass also called Deurali. The
steep descent becomes gentle way to reaches Banthanti
where we will stop for Lunch. From Banthanti the trail
follow the stream down to a bridge where the trails
start climbing to Tadapani (2540 meters) that offers
a brief view of the mountains. Tadapani means, “Far
water”. The village water supply is a long distance;
it takes porters more than an hour to fetch a load
of water. Q/N at Tadapani.
It takes about 6 hours. From Tadapani, the trails
descend through the forests then terraced fields,
to the Khummr Khola. The Ghandruk trail descends steeply
from Tadapani, through the forest of different species
of trees & rhododendrons. We will stop for lunch
at Ghandruk. Ghandrung (1919 m) it is the most interesting
tribal Gurung village in Nepal, which has provided
Gorkha soldiers. It has excellent close -up views
of Annapurna South, Machhapurchhe and Himachuli. There
is an ACAP office that provides information about
its activities. From Ghandruk the trails leads all
the way down to Modi Khola then climb to Landruk also
a Gurung villageat 1550 meters. Stay overnight. Q/N
From Landruk, it’s an easy walk on flat fiends,
and descends to Tolka a small settlement at 1,710meters,
with several lodges along the trails. Now the trail
climbs through the forests and after crossing a stream
on suspension bridge at 1690metres, the trail climbs
Bheri Kharka. Again the trail climbs through forests
to a clearing on the top of the hill at 2010 meters,
where there are views of mountains can be se from
Deurli and break for lunch. From Deurli, all the way
is downhill to Dhampus at 1580 meters about two and
half an hour via Pokhana. At Dhampus, you are rewards
with great views of the mountains. From Dhampus, all
the way steeply downhill through the village to Phedi
at 1080 meters takes about 2 hours from we catch vehicles
to drive to Pokhara.
From Pokhara the tourist buss leave early morning
to Kthmandu. It takes same hours that take from Kathmandu
to Pokhara. Still you will have a time for walking
around Kathnaudu or shopping.
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